Coconut milk or almond milk for my smoothies – I always use vegan milk now because I find cow’s milk congesting on my skin. I always have avocados in my fridge to chuck in salads or smoothies. They are packed with fibre and healthy fats which are great for energy and the brain! I’m obsessed … Read More
Vegan Chocolate Brownies
INGREDIENTS 150 g / 5.30 oz vegan 70% cocoa dark chocolate 120 ml / ½ cup aquafaba (chickpea brine), from a tin of chickpeas 200 g / 1 cup sugar, I used a natural sweetener made from stevia 180 g / ¾ cup 100% natural peanut butter 2 tbsp water or plant milk (I used … Read More
Skin Health Tips Not To Be Missed
The skin is the body’s largest organ. Good skin starts from within so looking at the diet is a good place to begin if you want healthy-looking skin. The gut and liver are key organs in skin health so in order to have great skin, both these organs need to be functioning well. Here are … Read More
How Stress Affects Our Immune System
How Stress Affects Our Immune System Stress has been linked with a weakened immune system. A recent review in the Psychology Journal documents that chronic stress, lasting over a long period of time, is associated with higher levels of inflammation in the immune system that has potential further health consequences. So too much stress is … Read More
Should We All Go Vegan?
Veganism is everywhere and more and more people are choosing to become vegan mostly for ethical and compassionate choices such as animal welfare. Veganism is now a way of living – it isn’t just about giving up dairy and meat, it’s a lifestyle choice that goes across all aspects of life including fashion, beauty and … Read More
Quinoa and Date Cake
Ingredients Base 1 cup of cashews 1 cup of desiccated coconut 3 tbsp of cocoa powder 6 pitted dates 3 tbsp honey Filling 1 cup of quinoa 1 cup of coconut milk 3 pitted dates Method For the crust, put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until a dough like mixture. … Read More
Is CBD effective for reducing stress and anxiety?
For the past week I’ve been trialling the new CBD lozenges by Naturopathica. I wanted to see if the active cannabidiol (don’t worry it’s the non psychoactive compound!) would make a difference to my stress levels. More specifically I wanted to see if they would enhance feelings of calm and assist in better sleep. Here’s … Read More
What is a balanced diet? – In Collaboration with Magnum Vegan
Let’s face it – healthy eating can be a minefield. There are so many diets out there that are considered to be healthy – keto, intermittent fasting, vegan, gluten-free… the list goes on. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated! Below are some of the basic ingredients to a balanced diet: 1) … Read More
Does Adrenal Fatigue Exist?
Some people believe that adrenal fatigue isn’t a ‘thing’ and that it’s not documented or a real illness. Some doctors dismiss patients and tell them that their symptoms are ‘all in their head’ and that they need to stop being hypochondriacs. However, 80% of adults have suffered from adrenal fatigue at some stage in their … Read More
The Truth About Supplements
I’m a fan of supplements but only to SUPPLEMENT the diet. I’m also a big believer that we live in a world where we are lacking in many nutrients because our diets rely on quick fixes and convenience foods that aren’t nutrient-dense. Stress is also a major robber of vitamins and minerals, especially the energy … Read More